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News and Happenings

December 12, 2022

The Dangers of a Higher Inflation Target

CAE Fellow Dan Thornton argues that raising the inflation target would unfairly punish savers and remove whatever fiscal and monetary discipline we have left.

October 21, 2022

Don't Bother Trying to Predict Inflation: You Can't

Senior research fellow Dan Thornton's opinion piece in The Hill outlines the various reasons that inflation forecasting is difficult, or even impossible.

October 17, 2022

Tech Work in St. Louis: Past, Present, and Future

The Center for Applied Economics has partnered with TechSTL to produce an analysis of the tech sector in the St. Louis metro area, looking at the what, where, and who of tech in the region.

July 21, 2022

Money Supply and Inflation: Where’s the Proof?

CAE Senior Fellow Dan Thornton has a letter in the Wall Street Journal questioning the evidence for assertions made in recent pieces by Steve Hanke and John Greenwood

July 10, 2022

Economic Outlook: "Fingers Crossed"

Hammond Institute director Howard Wall spoke on KMOX about the uncertain state the US economy. The mix of strengths and risks mean a rocky, smooth, or maybe just bumpy road ahead.

June 13, 2022

Podcast: Inflation is Getting Worse

Hammond Institute director Howard Wall discusses inflation and the national economy on the Show-Me Institute's podcast, There's a Policy for That.

November 29, 2022

Center for Applied Economics Gains a Research Fellow

Ruben Hernandez-Murillo has joined the CAE as its newest research fellow. He is currently a quantitative analytics senior associate at KeyBank after 20 years in the Federal Reserve System.

October 19, 2022

Hammond Recognized with Ceremony in the Plaster College

John Hammond, was recognized with the unveiling of new legacy walls in Harmon Hall. The event celebrated Mr. Hammond as the founder of the Institute and for his years on the University board.

October 11, 2022

CAE Receives Major Grant from the Kauffman Foundation

The Center for Applied Economics received a $300,000 grant as part of the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation's Inclusive Ecosystems initiative.

July 19, 2022

What the Inflation Report Means to Your Family

Hammond Institute Director speaks with Mike Ferguson on American Viewpoints about the latest inflation report and what it means for policy, you, and the future.

July 5, 2022

Inflation and the Full Faith and Credit of the United States

CAE Senior Fellow Dan Thornton in the Wall Street Journal pointing out "the issue isn’t whether the U.S. will repay its debt, but whether it can service the debt."

February 11, 2022

The Fed's QE Required Better Odds Than a ‘Fighting Chance’

CAE Senior Fellow, Dan Thornton's letter in the Financial Times argues that the massive increase in the Fed's balance sheet was unnecessary and ineffective.

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